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SOCIAL SCENE: Bilateral talks

Gercine Carter

SOCIAL SCENE: Bilateral talks

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New Indian High Commissioner to Barbados Subashini Murugesan is looking to take the relationship between Barbados and India to another level.
She said this when she was formally introduced at a cocktail reception hosted by the Indian Embassy at the RUSH restaurant in St Lawrence Gap when she was in Barbados to present her credentials recently. Health, education and fisheries are going to be part of the new focus and Murugesan said the two countries would share knowledge and expertise in these areas.
Members of the local diplomatic corps and guests from the Indian community were among the invitees, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine Mc Clean in her brief remarks disclosed that Barbados and India were engaged in discussions on bilateral initiatives such as an air services agreement, a double taxation agreement and a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in sports.